Justices Christen and Gleason nominated for federal judgeship
- Sharon Gleason is the presiding judge for the Anchorage Superior Court. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1983. Before her appointment to the Superior Court, Gleason worked as a sole practitioner in general civil practice. If she is elevated to the federal system Anchorage will be left with no female Superior Court judges. 
Only a few senators on the committee attended the hearing. Chair of the hearing, Sen. Christopher Coons said he would hold the matter open a week before taking committee action. The full Senate also must vote on the nominations.
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